WHAT IS UDJ?
Uganda Diaspora Japan (UDJ) is an umbrella association that intends to promote the well being of Ugandans in Japan, enhance engagment between Ugandans in japan and the embassy,as well as engagment between Ugandans, Japanes and well-wishers, in order to harness the diaspora's potential towards contribution to the national development agenda of Uganda.
Our aim as UDJ is to;
1.To facilitate efficient communication and coordination between various organizations or groups and the embassy of Uganda in Japan.
2.To promote the image and visibility of Uganda in Japan.
3.To stimulate and encourage nationwide networking among Ugandans in japan.
4.To keep an updated database of all Ugandans in Japan.
5.To promote the development of commerce,tourism,investment and enterpreneurship between Uganda and Japan.
6. To promote technological skills and knowledge exchangebetween Uganda and Japan.
7. To Identfy and try coming up with solutions for problems faced by Ugandans in Japan
UDJ is run and managed by a voluntary team of Ugandans who are elected into office every two years.
Any UDJ member 18 years and above and registered at least 3months before the election, is eligible to participate in the election process.
UDJ Managing team 2022/2023
Advisory Committee: Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda to Japan,
In-Charge Diaspora desk Embassy of Uganda
Board of trustees: Mr. Livingstone Kyeyune, Mr. Yamaguchi Kousuke, Ms. Ritah Nabukenya
Chairman Executive Board: Mr. Dominic Bagenda
Vice Chairman: Mr. Hoh Ohkawa (Japan), Mr. Allan Yiga (Uganda)
Director Finance and Budget committee: Ms. Christine Karungi Aanyu
Head of Secretariat: Mr. Phillip Geoffrey Mwesigwa
Director Mobilization: Mr. Ssekitto Arafat
Director Publicity: Mr. Geoffrey Kayiira
Prefecture Representative: Mr. J. Makanga (Nagoya), Ms. M.Kakooza (Kanagawa), Mr. I.Magoola (Saitama), Mr. D. Bagenda (Hokkaido), Mr. Rasheed Kisaamo (Ibaraki), Mr. D. Akatwijuka (Tokyo)
Student’s Board: Mr. Brian Tumusiime
Inspector: Mr. Hoh Ohkawa
Become a UDJ member today!
Uganda Diaspora Japan (UDJ) is a fully registered NPO in Japan( ID Ref no：1011005006600） that set an umbrella Association which form a platform for all Ugandans living in Japan. The Government of Uganda recognizes the role of Ugandans in the Diaspora in the whole world and therefore formed a policy to encourage Ugandans to support their communities back home through resource mobilization, attracting foreign trade investment, technology transfer and also promote the culture and interests of Uganda abroad. They work together with Uganda Missions abroad to realize this objective.
In line with the above, UDJ works together with the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Japan to implement the above Government policy.
Becoming a member;
Anyone interested in becoming a member should fill and submit a membership application form and pay the required fees.
Membership and required registration fees
1. 10,000 yen to be paid per annum as membership fee and 2,000 yen as registration fee, which is paid once.
2. Students to pay half of the proposed amounts
NOTE: In order to realize the above objectives, the Uganda Diaspora Japan (UDJ) thereafter invites all Ugandans in Japan, Japanese friends to Uganda, investors, and whoever is interested to join this joint effort towards benefiting our Ugandan community in Japan as well as contributing to socio-economic development of Uganda.
The post office Savings Account
Account number:17480 96436431
Mitsui Sumitomo bank（三井住友銀行）
Branch number:717 （天神町支店 Tenjinntyou shiten）
Account number: 2033996（普通 futsu: normal account）
Account name: イッパンシャダンホウジン ザイニチウガンダジンノカイ
Before registration if you have any questions, send Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Who is eligible to join UDJ?
A. Any Ugandan living in Japan.
Q.How can I join UDJ?
A. Go to UDJ website and clickREGISTER then fill in all the relevant information. please remember to pay your annual membership fee to the indicated account.
Q. How much is membership fee?
A. 10,000 yen per year (non students both Ugandans and Japanese).
5,000 yen per year for students (college/University and above).
Q. Why do I have to pay membership fee?
A. The money collected from membership fee is used to help in the running of UDJ and fund UDJ events.
Example of events organised by UDJ are;
-Awareness seminars (twice a year).
-Anual sports events.
-Independence day cerebrations .